Maestro reset

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How do you reset the Maestro to factory defaults?
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Posted 3 years ago

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K6OZY, Elmer

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There isn't a way.   Send it to Austin?!  :)
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Mike va3mw

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There is no need. If you think you need a reset, just hold the power button for 30 seconds. Is there a problem you are trying to solve?

Mike va3mw
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If I press the Maestro power button down evenly for several seconds (instead of pushing down only the right side of the power button), a blue "Recovery" screen appears stating that I need to press the Windows key for UEFI firmware settings -- which gets me nowhere.  Holding right side of the power button down for several seconds, just turns the Maestro ON followed by a power-OFF, without any display notification.
Dewey, w0yww
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Jay / NO5J

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There is no Left or Right side of the button. It is a single switch device. I suspect that if you are pushing on the right, you are not really making any contact or only partial contact.
I'm not sure where this came from, but it is a nice story.
mike va3mw
That came from a post here in the Community. I bet the member that posted it remembers posting it. When no one challenges the authenticity, of information posted here in the Community, it might get mistaken as peer reviewed fact.

What to do about it?

Now might be a good time.


73, Jay - NO5J

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Ok ... so now I'm thoroughly confused.... I have a new Maestro (as well as 6700) ... I tried to get the Maestro to connect to the 6700 without success... that was direct wired... then I tried through a switch, then through 2 different routers and finally via Wifi... I was never able to 'see' the radio through all this. Finally I was told to hold down the power button for 20 seconds to 'reset' the Maestro... I held it down and after what seemed like 12 seconds or so (yes I was counting) it seemed to 'act differently' and power up again - THIS time it worked. So - if that isn't a 'reset' - what is it!? And why did I have to do it to finally see the radio?

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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So - if that isn't a 'reset' - what is it!? 

It is a forced shutdown of the embedded Windows operating system so that when it restarts, it boots up completely rather than just "waking up".  A reset implies that parameters are reset to a factory default setting, which is not a feature of the Maestro. 
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Jean Drolet

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TIM i have many soft on my maestro it's possible erase all i have v1.10.8 and more and i have many version alpha 
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Eric - KE5DTO, Official Rep

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Jean -- if you will write up a helpdesk ticket (, we can get this straightened out for you.